I’m hearing this a lot lately. In one way it shows our industry is healthy. Most agency owners I talk to are up to their ears in work. Or are they up to theirs in deep water …
Value pricing will only work with some clients. As an industry we have spent far to long selling our services by the hour. We need to accept that our legacy clients …
Design-led companies have effective processes in place to continuously listen to customers. They are committed to testing ideas and iterating those ideas better over time.
Employing a designer is a big step for any studio owner. The process is complicated because what’s right for one studio may not be right for another. The skill is in trying to assess the level of competence best suited to the studio at that time.
Contrasting and comparing coworking spaces to commercial leasing options is a commonly discussed topic in design circles – mainly because rental is a large component of a studio’s overheads.
So you have a client contact list as long as your arm. All ready for that day when you get around to sending them something to try and get more work. STOP.
You don’t need contacts. You need clients …
The Business of Design week gives you the opportunity to spend time working ON your business with Australia’s leading design business mentors.
Research is clear, loneliness and burnout are linked. There is much a small design team can do to help a designer that is feeling lonely. The first step is recognition.
Studios relying on referrals to grow can slowly lose control of their business. Much better to have a strategic plan for growth, targeted industry sectors and a new business process.
Creative Victoria is seeking submissions to help shape the creative industries strategy 2020-2024.
It’s important that Victorian graphic designers submit.
Will the current design studio model survive in the gig economy where design execution has become commoditised?